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PRESS CORPORATION LIMITED

 

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

People’s Trading Centre Limited seeks to recruit a suitably qualified person to fill the key position of Chief Executive Officer.  The position will become available on 1st August 2017.

The Company
People’s Trading Centre Limited (PTC) is a leading retail chain in Malawi with 69 shops spread across the country, in both rural and urban areas.  It operates different categories of shops, from convenience (“Express”) shops to a combination of retail and wholesale (“Metro” or “Cash & Carry”) shops. Most shops located in urban and peri-urban areas include departments for home meal replacements, butchery, bakery and fruit and vegetables.

As part of its long term strategy, PTC has in the recent years entered into franchise agreements with leading South African retail chain stores such as Spar and the fresh-food giant Food Lovers. The Company has embarked on an expansion drive which is expected to continue as the Company sets up more shops across the country, thereby maintaining its grip on the market share of the retail industry in Malawi.

PTC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Press Corporation Limited (PCL), a leading conglomerate listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange as well as the London Stock Exchange.

The Position
The Chief Executive Officer shall be in overall charge of the day to day management of the company. The position reports to a board of directors which in turn provides the necessary oversight and policy direction. The successful candidate is expected to lead in the development and execution of the Company’s long term strategy with a view to enhancing shareholder value.  The position is tenable in Blantyre, Malawi.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer include, but are not restricted to:
•    Providing overall strategic leadership and management of the operations of the Company;
•    Leading and overseeing the implementation of the Company’s long and short term plans in accordance with its approved Strategy;
•    Ensuring the Company is appropriately organized and staffed to enable it to achieve its objectives;
•    Building and maintaining a culture of excellence so as to ensure that the Company maintains its      position on the pinnacle of the retail industry in Malawi;
•    Establishing and maintaining effective internal control systems to reduce shrinkage and to achieve profitability;
•    Developing processes to improve efficiencies and manage identified risks;
•    Managing the budget and ensuring adherence to the approved annual budget of the Company;
•    Performing such duties as assigned from time to time.
Key Result Areas
The major accountabilities for the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

•    Strategic and Enterprise Planning: Leading in the development and execution of the Company’s strategic and business plans to ensure that the Company achieves its growth and profitability targets;
•    Brand Management – Developing and improving the PTC brand locally and internationally;
•    Enterprise Management: Providing direction on various business processes/systems and resource management strategy;
•    Team Building and Cultural Change: Providing  leadership in talent identification and change management so as to entrench ownership culture and integrity among employees;
•    Stakeholders Management: Ensuring regular engagement of stakeholders who include suppliers, key customers and staff.


Desired Qualities and Competencies
The Chief Executive Officer will have the following demonstrable qualities and skills:

•    Proven leadership skills: Strong and demonstrable leadership to achieve transformational change among staff, both culturally and commercially;
•    Strategic Thinking: The ability to analyse the Company's competitive position and to be innovative in problem solving;
•    Business Acumen: In-depth knowledge of the retail industry and ability to engage various stakeholders to expand the Company’s reach;
•    Communication and Negotiation skills: Ability to articulate the Company’s vision, enhance team work and to negotiate business contracts;
•    Fostering innovations: Capability to effectively lead teams and support the introduction of new and improved products, services, processes and technologies.
Qualifications and Experience
The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
•    At least a Master’s Degree in Business Administration/Finance/Marketing/Entrepreneurship or related field from a recognised and accredited institution.
•    At least ten (10) years’ experience at senior and strategic level, of which at least five (5) must be in a retail industry.
•    Must possess a track record of increasing and sustaining sales growth and profitability even in challenging market conditions.
General Conditions

The appointment shall be on a three-year contract term renewable subject to satisfactory performance. The position attracts a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with one’s qualifications and experience.
Interested and qualified applicants should send their application together with detailed Curriculum Vitae, certified copies of academic qualifications and names of three traceable referees by email ONLY to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Closing date for receiving application is Friday 17 March, 2017

 

GENERAL MANAGER

Open Connect limited (OCL) seeks to appoint a General Manager to direct, manage and control the organization and give strategic guidance and direction to the management and staff to ensure that the Company achieves its mission and objectives. The position is tenable in Blantyre.

About Open Connect Limited (OCL)

OCL is a telecommunication infrastructure company established in the Press Corporation Limited (PCL) Group to provide secure, reliable, low-cost, high-speed connectivity as a carrier of carriers. The Company runs an open-access, carrier-neutral broadband infrastructure business. The Company aims at transforming itself into a truly national backbone where all broadband infrastructures in the country are aggregated and are transparently available to all operators under one entity. Additionally, it shall facilitate the development of reliable, adaptive and robust national ICT backbone infrastructure that feeds into equally high quality regional and international ICT infrastructure.

About the Position

The challenge ahead for the new General Manager will be to lead change through the transformation of the fibre-based infrastructure into open access business model, improve processes, mobilize the support of the other telecom operators to embrace the concept of open-access business model, and build a team that can deliver on the mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

The General Manager will be reporting to the Board of Directors and will be responsible for the following:

(a)       Overall strategic development and operational management of the Company;

(b)       Developing and operating a robust, reliable open-access, carrier-neutral broadband infrastructure network;

(c)       Delivering on the Company’s vision, mission, values, strategic intent, Board’s mandate and stakeholders’ expectations;

(d)       Properly organize the Company to enable it achieve its intended goal;

(e)       Oversee the setting up of internal control and quality management systems for proper functioning of the Company; and

(f)        Manage the overall budget and expenditures ensuring adherence to approved business plan.

Key Result Areas

  • Strategic and Enterprise Planning: Leading in the development and execution of the Company’s strategic and business plans to ensure that the Company achieves its growth and profitability targets;
  • Enterprise Management: Providing direction on various business processes /systems and resource management strategy;
  • Team Building and Collaborative Learning: Providing leadership in talent identification and development;
  • Stakeholders Management: Ensuring regular engagement of stakeholders who include shareholders, Government, Regulator, Key customers and staff.

          Desired Qualities and Competencies

  • Proven leadership skills: Strong background in telecommunications business and highly visible business leader who can demonstrate transformational change both culturally and commercially
  • Strategic Thinking: The ability to analyse the Company's competitive position considering market and industry trends, existing and potential customers.
  • Business Acumen: In-depth knowledge of how businesses operate and how to create shareholder value within the telecommunications industry
  • Communication skills: Ability to define passionately and articulate the future vision of the Company and inject the same passion for change to key stakeholders.
  • Fostering innovations: Capability to effectively lead teams and support the introduction of new and improved products, services, processes and technologies.
  • Negotiation skills: High level of diplomacy and the ability to understand and negotiate business contracts.
  • Integrity; Can be trusted to perform duties ethically and honestly.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications;

  • A graduate with at least a Masters Degree in telecommunications or related field is desirable
  • An additional qualification in Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Finance will be an added advantage
  • Top leadership experience at a strategic level of not less than 10 years in a similar industry market.

 

          General conditions for the position                          

The appointment shall be on contract terms renewable based on performance. The position attracts competitive package consistent with one’s experience, responsibilities and expectations.

Please send all CV’s and covering letters to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by the closing date of Monday 21st November, 2016.

 

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